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Beach House in the Hamptons {If I Lived Here…}

Beach House in the Hamptons {If I Lived Here...}Residence in Wainscott by Sawyer Berson

Beach House in the Hamptons {If I Lived Here...} Y‘all. This house. I’m not speechless very often when it comes to homes, but once in awhile I find a little bit of house-heaven on earth. And then I can hardly speak. This house is pretty glorious! Ready for a tour? The architecture, the details, the design, the setting? My heart is all a flutter.

Come wander around this lovely home in the Hamptons by Sawyer Berson with me today!

Beach House in the Hamptons {If I Lived Here...}

Beach House in the Hamptons {If I Lived Here...}

Beach House in the Hamptons {If I Lived Here...}

Beach House in the Hamptons {If I Lived Here...}

Beach House in the Hamptons {If I Lived Here...}

Beach House in the Hamptons {If I Lived Here...}

Beach House in the Hamptons {If I Lived Here...}

Beach House in the Hamptons {If I Lived Here...}

 

Beach House in the Hamptons {If I Lived Here...} …I’d never need a vacation.

Tour some other homes featured on our If I lived here series! (did you see this glorious house or this white farmhouse?)

*See more of this beach house and other projects by Sawyer Berson!

Small House Solutions

Small houses can be charming, but there are definitely challenges to working with a tight space. Here are five common small house woes, and a few solutions for each!

1) A Narrow Room

Small House SolutionsBrick and Mortar – Kate Davison’s Home | Photography by Colin Price

Adding a horizontal striped rug visually widens a narrow space.

Small House SolutionsJules Duffy Designs

And painting horizontal stripes on the walls has the same effect! Low ceilings? Switch to vertical stripes!

Small House SolutionsLizzy Oates Home on Design Sponge | Photography by Maxwell Tielman

A full wall of mirrors in this narrow space doubles the visual impact of the hallway, making it feel more spacious.

2) Lack of Storage

Small House SolutionsThe Everyday Home

Find storage in unexpected places. This cupboard door is perfect for added storage and keeping kitchen tools easily accessible.

Small House SolutionsBHG

Choose furniture that can function in multiple ways. This piece offers storage for game supplies and can also be used as an ottoman and additional seating. (You can find a similar ottoman here or here!)

3) Not Enough Rooms

Small House SolutionsBHG

Take over an underutilized closet and transform it into a small office.

Small House SolutionsMy Home Ideas | Cottage Living

No designated dining room or entry? This space manages to accommodate a living room, entryway with coat hooks, and even a small dining table against the sofa! Don’t be afraid to make unconventional choices if they solve your space limitations.

4) Too Cramped

Small House SolutionsBHG

Consider furniture that looks airy and open. This pretty gold bookshelf has an open back, and the occasional chair has exposed legs which lets our eyes pass right through instead of taking up a lot of visual space.

Small House SolutionsFinding Home

Choose built-ins. Too many pieces of furniture in a small room will make it feel cramped.

5) Too Dark

Small House SolutionsHouzz | i3 Design Group

Be sure to use multiple layers of lighting. This room uses a ceiling pendant and two sconces in addition to their large window. In a living room, you may have the option to use recessed lights, a ceiling flushmount, and even a few table lamps to bring in extra brightness and ambiance to your space.

Small House SolutionsWindsor Smith via House of Turquoise

Strategically placing a mirror on a wall opposite from a window maximizes natural light and creates the feel of an extra window.

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What other tricks do you use for small spaces?

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